'He had his fist clenched, I thought he was going to hit me': Cyclist tells of assault by van driver

Bristol cyclist was intimidated by a close-passing van, then driver got out and pushed him to the floor

General cycling riding on road

A cyclist in Bristol was subjected to physical and verbal abuse from a van driver last week.

Forty-four year old Juan Cantalejo was subjected to several close passes by a van driver as he rode along Gloucester Road in the city on Saturday, February 17 between 1pm and 1.40pm.

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Nigel Wynn
Former Associate Editor

Nigel Wynn worked as associate editor on CyclingWeekly.com, he worked almost single-handedly on the Cycling Weekly website in its early days. His passion for cycling, his writing and his creativity, as well as his hard work and dedication, were the original driving force behind the website’s success. Without him, CyclingWeekly.com would certainly not exist on the size and scale that it enjoys today. Nigel sadly passed away, following a brave battle with a cancer-related illness, in 2018. He was a highly valued colleague, and more importantly, an exceptional person to work with - his presence is sorely missed.